Above, our last trip to
Nazca, Peru: seeing the trapezoids from a Cessna,
Friday, March 25, 2005, 9 AM.
In the background the green valley of the Nazca-river.
Ursula and Tim are my daughter and son-in-law.
Tourists die in Peru plane crash
Five French tourists have been killed in a plane crash
while on a flight over the famous Nazca Lines in
southern Peru, police have said
April 10, 2008. Source:
Officials say the plane crashed near the Nazca Lines,
around 450km (280 miles) south of the capital Lima.
Reports say the Cessna aircraft crashed after becoming
tangled in power lines. The pilot is said to have
The lines are ancient drawings etched into the desert
sand, and are best seen from the sky.
They were created by the Nazca culture between 200BC and
600AD, and include straight lines, geometric shapes and
pictures of birds and animals, such as spiders and
The geoglyphs, as they are technically known, are found
on a high desert plateau that stretches between the
towns of Nazca and Palpa. They were named a Unesco World
Heritage Site in 1994.
News agency AFP said the plane was owned by Aero Ica, a
firm which runs flights over the tourist attraction.
It also said the pilot had been taken to hospital in
Over a dozen companies in Ica provide tourists with
flights over Nazca's lines every five minutes.